Saturday, September 13, 2008

New England Vacation #4

Well, we've seen New England ocean and lake - today we'll take a look at a river! This is the Sunday River in Newry, Maine, and crossing it, as the subject of the photo, is a covered bridge. I'm not sure of its name, or when it was built, but you can no longer drive over it. You can, however, get out and walk around on it and enjoy the beautiful forest and river views surrounding it. This is the first covered bridge I've ever seen, and I was thrilled to be able to find it using a book that had let us down at least twice already on this trip. We found this on a driving tour of western Maine that we took, which ended us up at the ocean views you saw the last two days. This place was very peaceful - not many cars went by on this very back-road state route. I enjoyed the reprieve very much.


Virgile said...

Nice Picture.
It make me think about the wooden bridge in the "little house in the Prairie".


Rambling Round said...

Nice vacation! I love the covered bridge.

Laurie said...

This reminds me of The Bridges of Madison County. (I don't remember where Madison County is but I don't think it's Maine...)

Lovely shot. Looks like you're having fun!

Cliff Calderwood said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed your New England vacation.

This bridge, built in 1872, is named the Artist's Bridge because of its reputation as being the most photographed and painted of the covered bridges in Maine. The bridge was closed to traffic in 1958 when a new bridge was built downstream.

Madison Country is in Iowa - there used to be 19 covered bridges but only six survive today.

babooshka said...

It is a vey nice sweet image, a homely peaceful shot.